Family:John Lowry and Unknown Spouse (1)

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d. bef. Nov. 22, 1759 Prob. Augusta County, Virginia
 
b. bef. 1705 prob. Ireland
 
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est. 1723
Bef. 19 June 1770 Augusta County, Virginia
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abt. 1730
 

Advistory on John Lowry, Sr.

NOTE: There has been confusion regarding the family of John Lowry, Sr. and his son, John Lowry. Some researchers have combined them into one person, based upon records in early Virginia. John Lowry, Sr. died abt. 1759 and John Lowry, Jr. died shortly thereafter in 1762, which has caused much of the confusion. Please read the information regarding both John Lowry's before making any additions to these families. Thank you.

Additional information (including sources) would be appreciated on this family with any updates.


Descendants of John Lowry


Generation No. 1

1. JOHN2 LOWRY (MR.1) was born Abt. 1700 in Ireland, and died 1759 in Prob. Augusta County, Virginia.

Children of JOHN LOWRY are:

  • i. JOHN3 LOWRY, b. Abt. 1723, Ireland/Pennsylvania; d. 10 May 1762, Augusta County, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH MOORE, Bef. 1747, prob. Augusta County, Virginia; b. WFT Est. 1722-1728.

More About JOHN LOWRY and ELIZABETH MOORE: Marriage: Bef. 1747, prob. Augusta County, Virginia

  • ii. ROBERT LOWRY, b. Abt. 1725, Ireland/Pennsylvania.



Records and Notes for John Lowry, Sr.

Information from Bill Reisor (e-mail: bjreisor@airmail.net)

The following information about John Lowry I was obtained from the Will E. Parham Papers, McClung Collection, Lawson McGhee Library (Will E. Parham Papers, Blount County Public Library, Maryville, TN 37801).

John Lowry I - probably from Ireland dies 1759. A survey was made for him in 1738 in Orange Co., VA later that part that was made into Augusta Co., VA. It was one of the earliest surveys made. It reads as follows:


1738 - 9 ber ye 3 - 1738 Survey for John Lowry beginning ( ) William Allen etc. 1752 John Lowry is living on the North branch of the James River in Augusta Co. (now Rockbridge Co., VA). He has tract 2. - 350 acres. His son, John II leaves a Will made Nov. 26, 1761, dies 1762. Wife Elizabeth, children: William, Rebecca; John and Robert are to be taught trades. Daus Jennet and Elizabeth to be paid by young brothers David and James Lowry. To David and James; infants, plantation testator lives on. Elizabeth, John Moore and Robert Lowry act as executors. Robert Lowry is brother of John II.

Elizabeth (Lowry) who married John II could be a daughter of Andrew Moore and Elizabeth Baxter. They were early settlers in Rockbridge Co. from the north of Ireland. Andrew Moore dies 1749. It's very probably that James Lowry (son of John II was also in S.W. VA before settling in N. Corner of TN. - as he was a witness on the will of Samuel Duff in 1790 (From Summers S.W. VA).

Early VA Marriage records show a John Lowry married Elizabeth Seaton in St. Paul's, Stafford Co., VA 23Apr1726.

Marriage record:Marriages--Virginia to 1800 King George County Lowery, John married Yeaton, Elizabeth on 23 Apr 1726 in King George County, Virginia


Children of JOHN LOWRYI are:

2. i. JOHN2 LOWRYII, b. Abt. 1723; d. 1762, Augusta Co., VA.

ii. ROBERT LOWRY, b. Abt. 1725.


CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 ABSTRACTS OF WILLS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY, VIRGINIA. AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT. WILL BOOK NO. 1. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 12 Page 157.--17th March, 1748-9. David Moore's inventory by James Fulton, John Mountgomery and Patrick Hays. Ro Coulton, due for 2 gallons whiskey at 3 shillings; Jno. Shields, due; Jno. Carr, due; Jas. Aikin, due; Benj. Watson, due; Jonathan Brown, due; James Walker, due; John Lowry, due; Jno. Edmiston, due; Wm. McCreerey, due; James Shields, due; Wm. Worthclaw, due.


CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 DEED BOOK NO. 1. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 267 Page 497.--16th May, 1748. £18. Benj. Borden, &c., to Thomas Paxton, Jr. (sold in testator's lifetime), 670 acres, part of 92,100; corner to John

Lowry; corner to Lowry and McKy, crossing northeast branch of James 

River to two pines in Borden's patent line; Spanish oak on south side of river. Tested and acknowledged as above.

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 DEED BOOK NO. 4. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 302 Page 239.--20th May, 1752. John Lowry to Patrick Lowry, 200 acres North Fork of James. Teste: David Stewart, John Trimble, Robert McClenachan.

FROM Chalkleys', Page 424, Book 3 15th June, 1752. Valuation of John Lowry's 250 acres on North Branch James River, by Thomas Paxton, John Berrisford.

1752 COURT JUDGEMENTS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY PG. 428-437 John Lowery's improvements of 350 acres on North Branch, James River, June 17, 1752.

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 DEED BOOK NO. 6. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 322 Page 126.--4th January, 1754. John McCoskery, Sr., to Samuel McCoskery, 440 acres conveyed by Borden to McCoskery 22d February, 1749. Cor. Daniel Lyle; John Lowry Sr.'s, line; Moses Trimble's line. Teste: Alex., John and David McCoskery, Francis Beaty, Samuel Huston.

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM THE ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 DEED BOOK NO. 6. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 330 Page 471.--8th October, 1754. Henry Holston to John Lowry, £----, 181 acres conveyed to Henry by Col. James Patton, 22d November, 1753, on Craig's Creek; Henry (his mark) Holston. Teste: Thos. Weems, Mary Preston.


Possible tie? from Ancestry.com data base:

Virginia Henrico County Lowry, John married Worrell, Elizabeth on 15 Jan 1697 in Henrico County, Virginia


Querie from Lancaster, PA web page: Debby B. Reyes Thu Aug 21 22:24:36 1997 Descendants of Lazarus Lowry 1 Lazarus Lowry b: in N. Ireland d: in Lancaster Co., Pa. .. +Elizabeth .... 2 Daniel Lowry .... 2 John Lowry .... 2 Col. Alexander Lowry ........ +Mary Walters .......... 3 James Lowry .............. +Ann Patton Boggs b: 1757 in Donegal, Lancaster, Pa. .......... 3 Elizabeth Lowry .............. +Daniel Elliott .......... 3 Mary Lowry .............. +John Hay .......... 3 4 Lowry .......... 3 5 Lowry .......... 3 6 Lowry .... *2nd Wife of Col. Alexander Lowry: ........ +Sarah Cochran .... *3rd Wife of Col. Alexander Lowry: ........ +Ann West .......... 3 Francis Lowry .............. +Samuel Evans


Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia,Volume I

                          AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.
                                ORDER BOOK No. III. (cont.)

MAY 20, 1752 (247) Thos. and Jno. Paxton and John Berrisford, to value improvements of John Lowry on 2 tracts on No. Br. of James River.


                          AUGUSTA COUNTY COURT RECORDS.
                                   ORDER BOOK No. VI.

NOVEMBER 22, 1759. (321) John Lowry--suit abates by his death.


The following information is taken from the book History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton, B. Lit., originally published in Staunton, Virginia in 1920. This work is now beyond the limit of copyright restriction.

ANNALS OF 1731-1777 Selections from the records of Orange, Augusta, and Botetourt

ORANGE ORDER-BOOK, 1735-1745 1754

Several runaway servants taken up. Joseph Tees fined twenty shillings for saying, he got nothing in this court but shuffling. Lancelot Graham constable on Great Calfpasture, William Ramsay on Little Calfpasture. Thomas Paxton constable to succeed John Lowry.


Another Lowry Marriage: (possible daughter??) Marriages--Virginia to 1800 Norfolk County Lowery, Tabitha married Nicholson, Joshua on 04 Apr 1744 in Norfolk County, Virginia


Possible connection: (from Genforum.com post)

Lowry of Stafford Co. VA 1700s Posted by: Gail

Date: September 16, 1999 at 20:27:42 
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Looking for info on Sarah LOWRY who m. Moses HUBBARD in St. Paul's Parish Stafford Co. VA 23 Mar 1726/7. Believe they moved to MD. Other Lowrys in St. Paul's records: Elizabeth chr. 25 Mar 1733. John m. Elizabeth SEATON 23 Apr 1723. Thanks.